Meet Our Team
Jolie Merrill, LCSW
Jolie is a LCSW who received her graduate degree from Keuka College. Prior to obtaining her Master’s degree in Social Work, Jolie studied American Sign Language at Daemen College. She has extensive experience working with women who have been victims of domestic violence and struggle with PTSD. Jolie is an EMDR therapist and utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing as a form of psychotherapy with clients who have a history of trauma in order to reduce feelings of distress affiliated with their traumatic memories. She specializes in TF-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, CBT and CPT. Additionally, Jolie is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She also has broad experience in the areas of drug and alcohol treatment, with several years of experience as a Clinical Director as well as an Admissions Director for an inpatient drug and alcohol program offering her a unique ability to work as an advocate between clients and other treatment providers.
Jennifer Close, LCSW-R
Jennifer received her graduate degree from SUNY University at Buffalo. She has special training and interest in working with trauma. Research shows that the best predictor of a good therapy outcome is a strong therapeutic alliance, so Jennifer makes the therapeutic relationship a priority. Her way of being with clients often feels client-focused and relational, incorporating a variety of treatment interventions to help resolve long-standing issues, build coping skills, and learn stress reduction techniques. These interventions may include guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, grounding skills, and EMDR. She is also trained in TF-CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, CPT, Solution-Focused Therapy, the Flash Technique and strength-based approaches. Her clinical interest is in working with young adults ages 19-25 coping with trauma and life transitions. Jennifer lives in the country with her husband and two German Shepherds, Millie and Waylon. When not working, she enjoys animals, the outdoors, gardening, cooking/baking, and reading.
Beverly (Bev) Boughton, LCSW-R
Beverly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed to provide psychotherapy in New York and Pennsylvania. She received her degree from University at Buffalo in New York. Beverly began her career working with vulnerable populations before transitioning into private practice. She works with young adults and adults (ages 17-95) struggling with anxiety, depression, job stress, relationship difficulties, life transition challenges, decision making, trauma, and stress management. Her approach is trauma informed and based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her clinical interest is providing general psychotherapy. Beverly lives in the country with her husband and can often be found gardening, going to the flea market, enjoying various crafts or "turning worn out items into new treasures."